How to Jumpstart a BMW

jumping a car battery
You don’t want to be stuck in your driveway in Bedford our out on errands around Londonderry with a dead car battery. But if this does happen with your BMW, you’ll want to know how to jumpstart a BMW 328i or BMW X5 the right way. Follow the instructions on how to jumpstart a dead battery, and if you need additional assistance rely on the Tulley BMW of Manchester service center, where we have lots of service specials going on now!


1. Find A Buddy With a Working Car to Help Out.

Find someone with a working vehicle and ask them to help you jump your car. Have them pull up nose to nose or side by side with your vehicle. Put both cars in park and make sure their parking brakes are engaged. If you don’t have a friend nearby to help, it might be best to rely on roadside assistance professionals like AAA or BMW roadside assistance services.

2. Prep the Car & Gather Materials.

Making sure both cars are off, remove the set of jumper cables from your trunk then open the hood of your BMW. You may have to remove a plastic covering to get to the battery terminals.

3. Attach the Jumper Cables to Your Car.

At this stage, you’ll want to make sure you do the following steps in this particular order in order to avoid creating sparks:

  1. Attach one of the red clamps to the positive (POS/+) terminal on your vehicle.
  2. Attach the other red clamp to the other vehicle’s positive terminal.
  3. Attach one of the black clips to the other vehicle’s negative terminal.
  4. Attach the other black clip to an unpainted metal surface on your vehicle.

4. Charge Your Battery.

Start the other person’s car, and allow it to charge up your car battery for several minutes.

5. Start Your Car.

After a few minutes are up, go to your car and try to start it. If it doesn’t turn on, check to make sure the jumper cables are properly installed, and try again in a few minutes. If your car still doesn’t start after a few tries, it might be completely dead, in which case you likely will need to call a tow truck.

Rely on Tulley BMW of Manchester for Your Service Needs

Whether you’re in need of a new car battery near Auburn or you’re looking for more car care tips on things like BMW tire pressure, how to avoid salt damage your car, in Londonderry, Tulley BMW of Manchester has you covered! Contact us to get in touch today!

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